Merrimack News

Legion has talent, but trouble with overall numbers

NASHUA – Rick Harvey had a player meeting for the Hudson American Legion Post 48 baseball junior and senior program back in December. After sending out at least 60 emails, seven players showed up – and only one was there for the senior Legion team. He waited a couple more months, but by ...

Recalling the past

MERRIMACK – On any weekend this summer, there is probably an American Civil War re-enactment going on somewhere in the U.S., and even in Canada. Volunteers for the Merrimack Historical Society hope some of those re-enactors will be interested in what they have for sale. Last year, Steve ...

Trout take flight to New Hampshire’s remote ponds

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department completed its annual aerial stocking of remote trout ponds this week. Every year, Fish and Game contracts a helicopter to stock remote ponds, from Sunapee Region to Pittsburg. During this one-day event, nearly 50 remote ponds are stocked ...

Calculating the value of libraries in the Granite State

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a series of articles that will be released monthly throughout 2017 as part of the celebration of the New Hampshire State Library’s 300th anniversary. The State Library was founded Jan. 25, 1717, as the first state library in America. New Hampshire’s ...

Home Health offering hospice training course

MERRIMACK – Home Health & Hospice Care is looking for people to volunteer their time to provide visits to hospice patients in the greater Nashua and surrounding areas. Volunteer support helps patients and their families feel less alone during a difficult time. A volunteer can make a ...

Comcast Foundation honors local teen

CONCORD – The Comcast Foundation has announced the 2017 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program awards in New Hampshire. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, recognizes the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic ...

Dog days in NH

MILFORD – When his family adopted a dog in 2005, Bob Cottrell did what few dog owners do: He researched its ancestory. The dog, Tug – short for Mountain Laurel Tamworth Tugger – is part of a rare breed called Chinook, and his lineage is noble. Cottrell gave a slideshow called ...

Merrimack woman awarded NAR Green Designation

MERRIMACK – Cheryl Liss, a sales associate affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Bedford, has been awarded the National Association of Realtors Green Designation, the only green professional real estate designation recognized by NAR. Liss, a Merrimack resident, ...

News Digest

Farmers market opens June 14 This year marks the 10th season of the Merrimack Farmers Market, which will open for the season on Wednesday, June 14 and continue through Wednesday, Oct. 11. The market will run every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. in the Vault Motor Storage parking lot located at 526 ...

BAE, Great Bay partner to prepare students for workforce

MERRIMACK – When a leader in global technology, defense, aerospace and cyber security ramps up its workforce in its highly-specialized advanced composite manufacturing division, it didn’t leave the quality of its future applicant pool to chance. Merrimack-based BAE Systems recently joined ...

Plants with purpose

LYNDEBOROUGH – People passing the J.A. Tarbell Library one evening in May might have seen about a dozen people wandering about picking weeds and showing them to one another as they waved away black flies. The peculiar-seeming group was foraging for local edibles such as dandelions, burdock ...

Summer reading program focus: ‘Build a Better World’

In New Hampshire, summertime means cookouts, beach days, hikes – and reading. Each year, New Hampshire librarians encourage readers of all ages to include reading as part of their activities. This year’s summer reading theme, “Build a Better World,” will focus on a wide range of ways to ...

Wright wins MOC hurdles title

Tomahawks senior Siaoli Wright won the 300-meter hurdles at the NHIAA Meet of Champions on Saturday at Merrimack, finishing in a time of 45.18 seconds. Also for the Tomahawks, Bailey Carrillo was 15th in the 800 and Elise Jolly placed ninth in the high jump. For the boys, Jacob Marden was ...

MYA holding hoop elections

The Merrimack Youth Association (MYA) Basketball Program will be holding elections for positions on the Board of Directors on June 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the MYA Building. Positions are held for one year and run from July 2017 to June 2018. All volunteers and parents of an MYA participant are ...

Merrimack High School’s top 10 seniors for 2017

No. 1 – Tiffany Knowles Tiffany Knowles lives in Merrimack with her parents, Bob and Julie Knowles and brother, Cameron Knowles, who is a member of Merrimack High School’s Class of 2013. She is excited to further her education next fall in the Honors Program at Bentley University located in ...

Merrimack Lions Club still winding up for June and July

While everyone is thinking of winding down and getting ready for the summer, the Merrimack Lions Club is continuing at full speed with several meetings in June, including the swearing in of new officers at the Common Man Restaurant and later with the honoring of the high school valedictorian ...

Unsolved mystery?

MILFORD – In November 1971, a Northwest Orient Airlines flight was highjacked between Portland, Ore., and Seattle, and the assailant parachuted from the Boeing 727 into a forested area with $200,000 in ransom money. The man was never seen or heard from again. In 2016, after what the FBI calls ...

Nashua Catholic inducts local students into Junior Honor Society

NASHUA – Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School inducted 25 seventh-grade students into the 2017 class of the Junior Honor Society during a recent ceremony in the auditorium. “The foundation of the National Junior Honor Society is based upon five pillars,” said eighth-grader ...

Local youths take to the skies with the Civil Air Patrol

NASHUA – Seven Nashua area teens experienced the thrill of aviation, through glider orientation flights with the Civil Air Patrol at Hartness State Airport, Springfield, Vt., on Sunday, April 23. The teens are members of Civil Air Patrol’s Greater Nashua Composite Squadron and Humphry Cadet ...

Local student wins Independent Karate School scholarship

The Independent Karate School is proud to announce that Anna Correia, of Merrimack, is the 2017 recipient of their annual Craig Hutchinson memorial Scholarship. A senior at Merrimack High School, Correia has ranked in the highest academic percentile for her class, and will graduate as ...